I was ruined by a king like you once. I replaced his queen. An old woman. And in time I too would have been replaced. Men use women. They ruin us and when they are finished with us they toss us to the dogs like scraps.
Snow White and The Huntsman (2012) dir. Rupert Sanders
And with one kiss you inspired a fire of devotion. What kind of man loves like this? (What kind of Man,
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful 2015.)
I heard your heart beating, you were in the darkness too. So I stayed in the darkness with you
(Cosmic Love, Lungs 2009.)
A kick in the teeth is good for some. A kiss with a fist is better than none (Kiss with a Fist, Lungs 2009.)
Lucien: There’s a drumming noise inside my head that starts when you’re around. I swear that you could hear it. Louder than sirens, louder than bells, sweeter than heaven and hotter than hell(Drumming Song, Lungs 2009.)
Tamlin:And I’ve been a fool and I’ve been blind. I can never leave the past behind. Looking for heaven, found the devil in me
(Shake it Out, Ceremonials 2011.)
And my heart is a hollow plain for the devil to dance again. I was looking for a breath of a life, for a little touch of heavenly light. Whose side am I on? (Breath of Life, Snow White & the Huntsman Soundtrack 2012.)
I must become a lion hearted girl ready for a fight, before I make the final sacrifice
(Rabbit Heart, Lungs 2009.)
I’ve been keeping secrets, from my heart and from my soul. Going from road to road, bed to bed, lover to lover
(Lover to Lover, Ceremonials 2011.)
So much time on the other side waiting for you to wake up. Maybe I’ll see you in another life if this one wasn’t enough
(How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful 2015.)
Holy water cannot help you now. Thousand armies couldn’t keep me out. I don’t want your money. I don’t want your crown. See I’ve come to burn your kingdom down
(Seven Devils, Ceremonials 2011.)
And I never wanted anything from you, except everything you had and what was left after that too (Dog Days Are Over, Lungs 2009.)
‘Cause your pain is a tribute. The only thing you let hold you. Wear it now like a mantle. Always there to remind you
(Third Eye, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful 2015.)
me (about Elucien): Did I build a ship to wreck?
(Ship to Wreck, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful 2015.)
“You see, child, love always betrays us. By fairest blood it was done and only by fairest blood can it be undone. You were the only one who could break the spell and destroy me. And the only one pure enough to save me.“
We have rested long enough. Frost to fire and fire to frost. Iron will melt. But it will writhe inside of itself! All these years, all I’ve known is darkness. But I have never seen a brighter light than when my eyes just opened. And I know that light burns in all of you! Those embers must turn to flame. Iron into sword. I will become your weapon! Forged by the fierce fire that I know is in your hearts! For I have seen what she sees. I know what she knows. I can kill her. And I’d rather die today than live another day of this death! Who will ride with me? Who will be my brother?
You cannot defeat me! I’ve lived too many lives. Ravaged entire kingdoms. I have been given powers that you could not even fathom! I will never stop. Never. I will give this wretched world the queen it deserves! — Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Working steadily since the 1980s, she’s dressed characters from the past and the future — the Middle Ages for Into the Woods, the Civil War for Little Women all the way to Gattaca and the 2001 Planet of the Apes. Her latest movie, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, is her eleventh with Tim Burton. It travels back in time to Wales during World War II.
Costume designer Salvador Perez passes Atwood’s costumes — on display at Universal, where he works — every day. “I get to walk by and see her costumes from The Huntsman,” he says, “and every day that I look at those costumes I see a different detail that I didn’t notice before. There are so many nuances to her costumes. How her brain works fascinates me.”